L'EPA autorise la vente du R1234yf aux consommateurs américains (en anglais)

Suite à un procès intenté par l'AAIA et l'ARPI, l'Agence américaine de protection de l’environnement (EPA) a approuvé la vente du R1234yf aux consommateurs américains.
As a result of a lawsuit brought by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) and the Automotive Refrigeration Products Institute (ARPI), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule permitting R1234yf to be sold to consumers so that they can recharge their vehicle air conditioning systems.

EPA had originally issued a rule that would have required anyone to notify EPA at least 90 days prior to manufacture or processing of 1234yf for consumer use, based on toxicity concerns.
However, AAIA and ARPI filed suit against the agency claiming that the studies used to make the toxicity determination grossly overstated human exposure levels.
Following a review of the data submitted by AAIA and ARPI indicating no adverse impact on consumers from recharging their air conditioner using 1234yf, EPA decided to reverse its decision. 

The new rule, effective on December 2, 2013 can be found at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-01/pdf/2013-25981.pdf.